The New Windsor Music Academy is based on the belief that the students needs are of the utmost importance. The Studio is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.

Lessons are catered towards what the student wants to learn. There is no one method that works for each student. Each student has different ways of learning, we recognize this and apply it to our teaching policy. The Lessons should be a fun and positive experience as the student progresses on his or her instrument.

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Mike Benninger
  City New Windsor, NY
  Zip Code 12553
  Address 318 Blooming Grove Tpke (Route 94)
  Phone Number (845) 784-4071

Business Representative

Mike Benninger

Director and Teacher

Director and Teacher Mike Benninger opened The New Windsor Music Academy in August of 2013 after have a successful home based studio since 2003 called Mike's Guitar Studio. With over 20 years of teaching experience he has taught as a freelance, college, and high school teacher and has covered age groups 3 to adult.

Customer Testimonials

My son has been taking lessons at Mike’s Guitar Studio (New Windsor Music Academy) for a little over two years now. His instructor is very knowledgeable, well qualified, and patient. My son has made great progress, and has improved tremendously. He always looks forward to his weekly lessons because his instructor is fun and makes lessons interesting. I am glad that we were referred to Mike’s Guitar Studio.


My children (ages 13 and 10) have been going to Mike’s Guitar Studio (New Windsor Music Academy) for guitar and piano lessons for the last three years. Their instructor teaches in a way that makes it fun to learn and keep them coming back for more. They started with no music background and now they can play, read sheet music and appreciate music a lot more than they did before. There is nothing better than listening to them argue over who practiced more between lessons.

From Our Website

Our teachers use a combination of Suzuki, and other traditional methods. While our teachers are classically trained, they can also help you learn to play pieces in the fiddle, and celtic styles. If you want to augment your child's school orchestra training, private lessons are crucial to further develop the specific skills needed to rise above the crowd. Whatever your goals are, our strings teachers are here to help you and personalize a lesson plan for you. All violin and viola lessons focus on developing good posture, holding position, intonation, bow control and technique, sound production, scales, and more.


Vocal instruction is offered as a weekly 30 or 60 minute private lesson for ages 7 and up. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons are available in a variety of different styles such as pop, rock, jazz, broadway, christian, disney, and classical. Whatever your goals are, our voice teachers are here to help you and customize a lesson plan for you. All voice lessons focus on developing vocal range, pitch, tone production, breath control, enunciation, ear training, stage presence, and more. All lessons include warmup exercises to improve breath control and to avoid damaging the vocal chords.


Drum and percussion instruction is offered as a weekly 30 or 60 minute private lesson for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. Available styles include jazz, latin, rock, metal, and more. Learn to play the beats to your favorite songs, or improve drumming technique for your band at school. Because of sound considerations at the school, lessons are given on a high-end electronic drum set as well as an acoustic set with mesh heads. If your young one is full of energy and banging on pots and pans at home, drum lessons can be a great creative outlet!